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Tribute to John Clarke… Drier than an ibis in a drought

10 Apr

John Clarke 2Sadly I admit my love of John Dawe’s comedy up until I heard about his death this morning has been random.

I couldn’t even say which channel I’ve seen him on. But the odd occasion that I chanced upon his brief appearances on TV I stopped there and laughed a lot.

I remember his dry wit and not-even-attempts at impersonations of drongos from today’s news, events and issues.

He was an inspiration to Mozart and Coltrane’s political satire, though I’m not sure that he would be proud to hear that.

He broke down the barrier between the arts and journalism, as he says John Lennon did in that song “I heard the news today oh boy…”

Here him talk about what made him creative and watch some Clarke and Dawe on TV – I mean Youtube.

Vale John Clarke – died of natural causes hiking in the Grampians too young.



3 Apr



Friendship is like a bin

15 Mar



Annual General Meeting of the Ibis Bird Council to discuss anti-ibis sentiment in the community

10 Feb




Australian White Ibis using its beak on the oyster flats

2 Feb

Son of Ibis and the hipsters at the Burleigh Single Fin from Psalm 69 of the Ibis Bible of Waste Recycling

13 Jan

20170107_055621-2The hipsters of Burleigh sat on the hill

Imbibing the bread and wine of God

As Parko won the single fin contest.

The rabble of heathen hipsters cheered the locals.

The son of ibis walked onto the hill

Decrying (Aaaarping) the money lenders in the temple where the tinnies were sold

He overturned the tables searching for scraps in the temple of God

The son of ibis stood on an esky and shouted out that the hipsters were worshipping a false god,

Even if they had very appropriate beards

“You will spend eternity with everlasting sunburn and your waxed mustaches shall explode in flames and tickle your nostrils along with the bubbles of boutique beers.”

20170109_175151-2Then clouds parted and the sun shone on the Twin Towers of the Babel of Ibis

20170107_055514-2The Son of Ibis said “Behold”

And the hipsters on the hill and ibis stalking for scraps among the hipsters, eskies, blankets and buns beheld the vision of the bins.

The bounty of the blessed bins shone with the light of God.

The ibis repented and kneeled before the bins of the lord

And it was good.


Ibis win dirtiest bird competition

19 Nov

Mozart and Coltrane have learned that comedian Ben Thomas has awarded Ibis the winner of Australia’s dirtiest bird competition. Honk and Aaaarrp out to Ben Thomasab_1

Photo from SBS

Check it out here


May the Ibis of Joy bless you

25 Aug

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Tony Ibbitt master of spin on Marriage Equality

7 Mar

George Brandis has announced a promise of a plebiscite on marriage equality – Lets flash back to how Tony Ibbitt avoided the issue on The Parky Warkinson Show.


The Good, the Bad and the ibis

29 Feb

In “The Good the bad and the ibis” two Mexican ibis gunslingers Coltrano and Mozarino go in search for missing treasure they were told about by their brother on his death bed. Deciding to kill anything in their path to eat and swim in the ample fat of the Lost Liposuction Pit of Labrador they head out on the first leg of their journey. Go to…mozarino/ for pics